The Empire Theatre has lit up the night in support of health workers and to highlight the struggling entertainment industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
As part a national initiative by the Australasian Lighting Industry Association (ALIA), the Empire Theatre's spectacular light show was projected onto the facade of the art deco theatre from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday 15 April and was livestreamed on social media.
Light Unite was undertaken as a mark of respect to all fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and to draw attention to the plight of the entertainment industry during this incredibly difficult time.
Venues and manufacturers around the country joined with the initiative, projecting on buildings and venues all over Australia including hospitals, theatres and landmark buildings.
The Empire Theatres technical team and graphic designer created the original concept for the projection, with included imagery from the Empire Theatres previous musical productions, from inside the auditorium, impressive colourful projections and the faces of local health workers.
The Empire Theatres team was thrilled to be able to provide a positive message and beacon of hope that could be enjoyed from the safety of patron's homes.
Social distancing measures have been put in place across the venue including queue controls. All patrons are asked to maintain the adequate distance from other guests outside their group.
Seats have been allocated to each booking group allowing adequate social distancing between each group. It is important you sit in your allocated seat.
We have increased our hygiene facilities. We have installed hand sanitising stations throughout the theatre and enhanced cleaning measures during and between shows, including high-frequency touchpoints.
Contactless payment is the preferred method of payment in both the Ticket Office and Bar Areas
All patrons are required to provide name, address, phone and email before each performance.
All staff and patrons are encouraged to monitor their own health and stay home if they are feeling unwell or have a temperature.
We encourage and support the use of the COVID Safe App.